The Picture Board On the screen Ideas Encourage your child to play with the shapes. As they make pictures or patterns, talk about the shapes they are using and why they are choosing them. Encourage them to use descriptive language such as ‘I wanted a tall thin one’. When they are building specific things, ask them which shape they could put on that one, next to this and so on. Use the names of common shapes to help their familiarity with them. Make pictures of the Numberjacks. Make pictures of your toys. Copy the pictures, or make your own version of what you see. Can you use the shapes to make other shapes? Can you make a bigger square? A bigger triangle? A longer rectangle? Make a pattern with the shapes, and challenge your child to continue the pattern.  Swap over and get your child to make a pattern for you to continue. The Picture Board gives children a chance to play with and explore shapes and their relationships with each other. When challenging them to copy or be inspired by target shapes, the game develops shape recognition, spatial awareness and hand-eye co-ordination. Level 0 Drag the shapes onto the screen to make a shape. The latest shape that you add will always be on top of any previous shapes. You can click on a shape that is partly covered to bring it in front of all other shapes. Drag shapes to the bin if you don’t want them. Click the red swirly arrow to clear the screen. . Level 1 The panel shows a picture to copy or be inspired by. Click the arrow to get a different picture.